Fedhealth MTB Challenge

Fedhealth MTB Challenge

Sports enthusiasts target Fedhealth MTB Challenge for charity

 Sports enthusiasts from beCAUSEwe (Non-Profit Company) have signed up for the 4th annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge to #ride4jobs&skills in support of the Sparrow Society.

 beCAUSEwe (NPC) was founded in 2014 by a group of friends as a way to keep fit, have fun and grow friendships while uplifting the poor and marginalised members of society.

“We have teams that take part in cycle, triathlon and run events under the names: beCAUSEwe TRI / CYCLE / RUN,” says Brad Senekal, beCAUSEwe Co-Founder.  “We will participate in the Fedhealth MTB Challenge under the banner ‘beCAUSEwe CYCLE’.  We found an amazing partner in Stillwater Sports, who have wholeheartedly helped us to help people.   The Stillwater Sports events are absolute quality, well organised, safe and fun. The atmosphere at the 2017 Fedhealth MTB Challenge was upbeat and vibrant, but best of all it was a family affair. Our kids took part and have spoken about it ever since. The course was challenging, fast and fun, while the views were spectacular.  This event has been added in ink to our annual calendar.”

“This year we will support the Sparrow Society, a job creation and skills development organisation doing incredible work,” continues Brad.  “We will enter a team of 30 (20 adults and 10 children) every day folk who work full time and enjoy mountain biking in their spare time.  Each rider will raise funds, be it to the value of the donated entry by Stillwater Sports, or more.  These funds will be donated to the Sparrow Society.  We look forward to a weekend of active, family fun, but most of all we look forward to getting the funds into the hands of the charity.”

For more information, to join or to support beCAUSEwe please email brad@becausewe.org.za

Based in Cape Town, the Sparrow Society is a Non Profit Company with a goal of working towards a more equal and unified society through skills development, job creation and enterprise development.

“Having the beCAUSEwe team ride for our cause is truly inspiring,” says Kate Senekal, Sparrow Society Founder.  “The beCAUSEwe team has stepped up and made a commitment to do what they can to help someone else.  The funds from this race will go directly towards a new program that we are instituting to help young designers develop a higher skill set in fashion design and product development.  This will open up a whole new income avenue for these young creatives and allow Sparrow Society to enlarge its reach both in service offerings and in socio-economic impact.  By assisting in the creation of locally and ethically made clothing, the Sparrow Society will be able to further our mission to ‘Change the World One Really Cool Product at a Time’”.

Fedhealth MTB Challenge


The 4th annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge will take place at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate (The Retreat) on Saturday, 15 and Sunday, 16 September 2018.  The action will kick off with the Fedhealth Kids MTB Events on the Saturday.  Junior MTB enthusiasts between 0 – 13 years of age can choose between a 500m, 1.5km and 5km adventure.

Saturday, 15 September 2018


Event & Time: Fedhealth Kids MTB Events:  not timed

·         500m / 0 – 5 years of age / 10:30

·         1.5km / 6 – 9 years of age / 11:00

·         5km / 10 – 13 years of age / 11:30

Entry Fee: R100

Sunday, 16 September 2018

 The action continues on Sunday when the more senior mountain bikers can choose between a +-15km, +- 28km or +-60km route.


Time: 08:00
Event: +- 60km Fedhealth MTB Challenge (Marathon)
Entry Fee: R350 per rider (excludes CSA License)
Time: 08:30
Event: +- 28km Fedhealth MTB Challenge (Half Marathon)
Entry Fee: R250 per rider (excludes CSA License)
Time: 09:00
Event: 15km Fedhealth MTB Challenge (Fun Race)
Entry Fee: R150 per rider


REMEMBER: Fedhealth members can enter free of charge – simply by typing in their membership number when entering online!

Facebook:  beCAUSEwe NPC / Fedhealth Medical Aid / Stillwater MTB Events

Twitter:  @FedhealthMTB / @Fedhealthmed  / @Stillwater_MTB

Website:  www.becausewe.org.za / www.stillwatersports.com

For more information or to enter the Fedhealth MTB Challenge, contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045, email entries@stillwatersports.com or visit www.stillwatersports.com